Hello, and welcome to Kindergarten at Our Shepherd!
Our primary grades operate in a structured, yet creative, environment that allows children to express their unique gifts and talents. Each student is nurtured so that he or she is able to develop positive and productive work habits that will last a lifetime. Academic excellence is stressed throughout the primary grades. Our Shepherd Lutheran School is accredited through the National Lutheran School Accreditation and by the State of Indiana.
Our Kindergarten program is designed to build on the skills that your child(ren) has been learning since birth. Our program is developmentally appropriate. We challenge each child to reach his or her potential inside and outside the classroom. We provide the building blocks for your child(ren) to develop the whole child and to prepare them for academic success.
Children must be 5 years old by August 1st to enroll in Kindergarten.
LEAD TEACHER - Mrs. Abby Fritcha
We believe that communication is very important in a child's education, so Mrs. Fritcha keeps parents and caregivers in the loop through the use of announcements, notes, emails, texts, and phone calls as needed. Upon completing kindergarten, our students are well prepared for 1st grade!
Ms. Fritcha has a strong and varied background with our youngest learners. She taught for a number of years in Pike Township before becoming a mom and spending some time at home for a little while. Her experience teaching students with learning and developmental needs is a true asset to our entire program. Mrs. Fritcha shows our student Christ's love through her passion and enthusiasm every day!
Visit our staff page to find out more about Mrs. Fritcha and the other Our Shepherd teachers.
Kindergarten skill development:
- Multi-sensory instruction
- Differentiated instruction
- Thematic and project approach
- Interactive learning
- Literacy centers
- Phonemic awareness
- Social interaction and emotional growth development
- Writing and math workshops
- Shared and guided reading
- Art exploration and awareness
- Music and movement activities
- Gross/fine motor skill development
- Field Trips
- One-on-one student/teacher time